Wood Gloat

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Blog entry by Hacksaw007 posted 04-13-2010 11:00 PM 1798 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Thought that since I read all of the wood gloats in here and wish it would happen to me. Well I got a nice suprize yesterday. A fellow woodworked who is not a Lumberjock’s guy (yet) contacted me to buy some laminated wood that we have from our making rifle stocks. After he purshased his wood, he went to his truck and brought out a nice bundle of 1 inch square, 5 foot long Rosewood. All dry and old. He at one time bought out a large amound of this wood and after I shared with him about making pens he brought up around 12 sticks of it for me. I have never turned Rosewood, but I can’t wait till the weekend to do so. It looks like a very nice and complicated wood. That is my wood gloat!

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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Bob A in NJ

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#1 posted 04-13-2010 11:17 PM


You have to ve careful wth rosewoods and cocobolo. Many people are allergic to these African woods. When I first started turning cocobolo three years ago, i got a poison ivy type reaction, (hives and itching) that lasted about 6 weeks. Make sure to keep dust collector on the whole time and wash your hands and clothes throughly. Use a dust mask also because this duts is highly toxic to your lungs.


-- Bob A in NJ

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#2 posted 04-13-2010 11:19 PM

Rosewood turns beautifully. I also make pens and it’s one of the most often requested woods from friends and customers. Have fun with your new stash.
Bob’s right I’ve never had a reaction from rosewood but know others who have. Also it will turn your fingers black. I’ve never been able to wash the discoloration away….just had to wait for it to wear off.

-- My goal in life is to be as good a person as my dog already thinks I am---author unknown

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#3 posted 04-13-2010 11:29 PM

Nice Job ! All ya gotta do is BELIEVE!!!

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#4 posted 04-13-2010 11:59 PM

Ask and ye shall receive.
That always works for me… and working hard works too.
As my old mum used to say..
The harder I work the luckier I get….

-- Don't drink and use power tools @

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#5 posted 04-14-2010 12:07 AM

dam i hope to have a wood gloat one day or just in my lifetime

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://[email protected]

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#6 posted 04-14-2010 12:08 AM

I foresee a bunch of gorgeous pens!!


-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#7 posted 04-14-2010 01:20 AM

Sounds like a great gloat! Rosewood is beautiful wood. Congrats!


-- Scrap Wood's the best...the projects are smaller, and so is the mess!

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#8 posted 04-14-2010 01:24 AM

Wow, didn’t think about the wood dust thing…. I have turned some cocobolo and while it looked good, I just didn’t like it as well as less oil filled wood. Paduck (spelling) is anouther one that kind of inflamed me a bit while turning. This rosewood is at least 20 years old I have been told, and it sure looked dry. My favorite so far is wedge and zebrawood. The zebra wood is hard to beat on turning. Thanks for the comments so far.

-- For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. John 3:16

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#9 posted 04-14-2010 01:42 AM

And Bob, not to be a jerk, but Cocobolo comes from Central America and Southern Mexico, not Africa. But you are right, some people can have reactions to it. It is a very oily wood. I recently picked some up and am going to take precautions just in case.

-- Matt -

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#10 posted 04-14-2010 05:34 PM

pics or it didn’t happen…

-- A thing of beauty is a joy forever...

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#11 posted 01-03-2011 01:04 PM

I love Gloats…..Just sharing how fortunate we are.

-- The works of evil people are not the problem. It is the "Good" people standing by and watching not speaking up. Dubsaloon

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